Bethesda Softworks is a well-known game studio. One of their most successful games is the Fallout series which manages to create an entirely different post-apocalyptic universe where the hero of the game has to explore the world and interact with it as it was imagined after a nuclear war devastated America. Today we will be briefly talking about the history of this game series, and we will be referencing all the small details that Bethesda decided to give us. It seems like the company is feeding us bread crumbs until its big E3 conference this June, but we are happy to talk about all the info that we could find so far.
Bethesda teasing fans
On the 29th of May, the studio began to tease its fans. It posted an image that had the classic “Please stand by” image that we have grown accustomed to seeing on the Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 loading screens. This simple image was a clear sign for fans that they will soon be getting some information about a new release, so they decided to pay as much attention as possible to all the next moves that Bethesda was going to pull.
After they posted this image on Twitter, the company then started a live stream on their Twitch page. Here we saw the same picture that we saw on Twitter being projected. However, there was a small difference this time. There was a small Fallout Vault Boy figure standing in the foreground. As the day went on, some minor adjustments were being made to the stream. At one point there was even a cupcake placed on the screen.
The teaser trailer
Before the trailer was revealed, the screen cut to Todd Howard, Bethesda’s boss, who said that he was astonished to see these many people watching the stream, even if it was relatively mundane for the most part. After he said that the teaser trailer was revealed.
During this trailer, we got to see the inside of Vault 76. We saw a lot of familiar images, including someone who is wearing the jumpsuit with the vault’s number on the back. This character equips a Pip-Boy. We also get to see some TV footage which spews the same propaganda message that we saw in previous games, namely that it is the task of the members of the vault to rebuild society.
We also get to see some decorations around which are for Reclamation Day. If you were wondering what year it was, then you will be happy to hear that Bethesda also answered that question. In the teaser trailer, we can see a console which says that the year is 2102. This information seems to place the game perfectly in the chronology of the Fallout series.
Vault 76 was nothing but a mystery for fans of the games. Yes, it was mentioned in previous installments of the series, but no one said anything about it in great detail. We know that the Vault housed almost 500 individuals and that it was meant to be open 20 years after Armageddon happened. Other than that, lore-wise, not much else is known. However, it looks like this new game is going to reveal all the secrets that we did not get to know before.
Other than the information that we got by looking at the trailer there is not much else to go on. Bethesda is not saying anything else about the game, but we firmly believe that we will get to find out more during E3. The question on everyone’s mind right now is who is the main character, what is his or her story and how does it fit it in with the already established lore of the previous games in the series.
Fallout 3 and 4 references
From what we have seen in the teaser, we can expect to see a game that looks very similar to Fallout 4, at least graphics wise. This is a good thing since the graphics of Fallout 4 blew us away with their attention to detail and the clarity of the images.
Since Fallout 3 was released in 2008 this year would mark the game’s 10th anniversary, and we expect Bethesda to celebrate this event in some way. Perhaps they would come up with some fun activities during the conference or introduce some new elements that link this older game to the next release of Vault 76. We do not know so we can only speculate at this point.
What we do know for sure is that Bethesda has announced that the game is going to be released for PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The company has already made some exciting releases this year, including a VR and Nintendo Switch version for Skyrimand Doom and a VR version for Fallout 4. Will Vault 76 also have a VR version? Is it too soon to ask that? Maybe so.